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May 27, 2024   On May 20, the inauguration ceremony of Taiwan’s new President Lai Chingte took place in Taipei. Three people from the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals, including me, were in...

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October 30, 2023   On October 25, the Japanese Supreme Court denied the constitutionality of a law that requires reproductive glands (testes or ovaries as internal genitalia) to be defunctionalized ...

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July 24, 2023   U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry visited China in mid-July and met with foreign policy chief Wang Yi, a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CPP) Politburo, and oth...

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June 19, 2023   U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel has relentlessly prompted Japan to enact a bill for promoting understanding about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) and other sexual...

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March 13, 2023   On March 10, Iran and Saudi Arabia announced in Beijing an agreement brokered by China to restore diplomatic relations. This development may symbolize the weakness of the U.S. admin...

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February 20, 2023   There is a claim that Japan is the only G7 (Group of Seven) member lacking a legal ban on discrimination against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people. This claim ...

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February 13, 2023   U.S. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on February 7 provided misgivings to Japan that shares the Indo-Pacific strategy with the United States. Firstly, while talk...

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November 21, 2022   The Republican Party won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives through midterm elections earlier this month, meaning that Republicans will occupy the House speaker post...

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November 14, 2022   While Democrats have retained their control over the Senate in the U.S. midterm elections, the general trend in the House has yet to be clear. I therefore would like to focus on ...

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October 11, 2022   On October 4, North Korea fired a ballistic missile that flew an estimated 4,600 kilometers. Given the flight distance indicating that the missile could reach the key U.S. miliary...

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